Clarion Hotel & Convention Makassar
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In the last edition of this travelogue, I mentioned that I was not doing too well and had decided to cancel our tour on February 24th in Lembar, Lombok. It was definitely the right decision. I slept straight through for 12 hours and got up still feeling a bit weak (and still congested), but MUCH better. I was careful with what I ate and really continued to just rest for most of the day. On a sad note, the captain announced that one of the ship's crew, Marthinus van Schoor, ...
... the use of a dictionary. In the evening, we took the night bus to Toraja. The bus was the most comfortable I ever took. The chairs were reclining and fully padded (necessary as we were sometimes bouncing in the seat; the road is not that good). They even provided a pillow and blanket. So we had a decent night of sleep. We arrived early in the morning in Rantepao, the capital of the Toraja region. After a bit of a walk we found a nice guesthouse. With a few others we ...
... I love reaching the destination in a state of a gross looking person, because I know my destination is my price for all what happened on the way to there. I earned it and deserve to be here.
There is a reason why they say ''It's not the destination, but the journey that matters..'' and after all that the destination itself is like a dessert with a cherry on top of it. I know if I'd do it differently, I might not appreciate it is as much as I do by getting to it the hard ...
... in our ears, the karsts began to loom over us and the vegetation sprawled out across the river, giving me the feeling that we were entering Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World. The river took us through small caves and under simple but effective bamboo bridges, used by the locals to get from one segmented area of land to another. As the boat pulled up to the little wooden dock, we were met with a spectacular sight; a beautiful, enclosed valley surrounded by towering ...
... for 10-15 photos.
Some tourists mind getting their photo taken, I find it quite charming.
They always giggle and are super polite.
I asked the guy I was hanging with about vegetarian options, and he took me down the street to a hawker selling Gado Gado.
Gado Gado is rice, tempeh, tofu, hard boiled egg, swamp spinach, cabbage and bean sprouts, served doused in a peanut sauce with chili sauce and tamarind liquid.
I must admit, it wasn't my ...